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Montée des Marches

Cannes Film Festival

Gown: Carolina Herrera – Jewellery: Chopard – Shoes: CH Carolina Herrera

A highlight during my time in Cannes, and a moment that still seems completely unreal, was walking Montée des Marches (that famous red carpet leading up to the theatre) in this dreamy Carolina Herrera gown and Chopard jewels. What made this experience even better was the fact that I got to experience it all together with Nicole. To live these special moments with a friend makes it even more special and I’m so happy we got to share this memory together. I only wish I could live these princess moments in dreamy Carolina Herrera gowns more often!

Cannes Snapshots

Cannes Film Festival

Cannes Film Festival

Cannes Film Festival

Cannes Film Festival

I just came back from Cannes this Friday and think I probably need about a week or two to recover from the lack of sleep, sore feat due to walking and dancing around in heels, shooting and managing work, emails and editing all at the same time. It’s been an absolutely lovely time away and I wish I could do it all over again (well, perhaps after a few weeks of catching up on my sleep…) but I guess that will have to wait until next year.

Cannes Film Festival

Cannes Film Festival

Cannes Film Festival

Cannes Film Festival

I ended up staying in Cannes for a little bit longer than expected. After a week of working for Chopard for the very first time I was asked to stay a couple of extra days in Cannes together with Instagram – which is something I obviously didn’t say no to. I even managed to squeeze in an hour on the beach one morning which I think did me very good. If you’ve followed along through Instagram and via Snapchat you already know all of this though…

Cannes Film Festival

Cannes Film Festival

Cannes Film Festival

I ended the trip to Cannes by going to the amfAR gala for the very first time in my life. After looking at photos and dreaming about Hotel du Cap for as long as I can remember this was like a dream come true! Passing by Leonardo DiCaprio, looking over to see Orlando Bloom, washing my hands next to Heidi Klum, getting hugged by Karlie Kloss, dancing along to Katy Perry singing, listening to Kevin Spacey and accidentally bumping into Uma Thurman were just a couple of moments that I still have to make sure I wasn’t dreaming about but actually lived. Crazy, no? I can’t wait to share more photos from this time in Cannes!

On Instagram

On Instagram

So, before we dive into the Cannes craziness here’s a few snapshots from Paris, right before I left. Warm days and evenings spent by the Seine (with a bottle of rosé of course), pretty blooms, I actually managed to avoid Paris in the rain except for this one day and Ladurée‘s latest collaboration with Kerrie Hess. My necessities before flying down to Nice, Parisian streets, pink blossoms and the beautiful breakfast space at Shangri-La (as well as the entrance). Parisian doors and more beauty in the form of #gardengoals and a mini Versailles at the Shangri-La.

Hello from Cannes

Cannes with Chopard

Hello from Cannes! I’m currently writing this wearing my PJs in bed after just waking up and I’m about to spend my third day here in the South of France together with a very special client. If you follow along on Instagram or Snapchat (“carin-olsson”) I’m sure you know what I’m talking about. It’s super hectic but hopefully I can share a few more photos very soon!

Golden Hour

Cartier Guilloche Gold Amulette

Cartier Guilloche Gold Amulette

Cartier Guilloche Gold Amulette

Cartier Guilloche Gold Amulette

Cartier Guilloche Gold Amulette

Cartier Guilloche Gold Amulette

Cartier Guilloche Gold Amulette

Cartier Guilloche Gold Amulette

Cartier Guilloche Gold Amulette

Necklace: Amulette de Cartier “Guilloche Gold” –Dress: Elie Saab

A cold and cloudy morning in early April suddenly turned the usually greyish Seine into a golden shimmer as the sun finally peeked out, which made getting up at 4:30am in the morning for hair & make-up totally worth it. Hopefully you can’t tell but as we left this location my whole body had turned blue/purple and I was shaking like a little leaf but what don’t you do for that gorgeous morning light. Luckily I was surrounded by the best people who make mornings like these the very best ones, filled with laughter and joking around. There’s nothing I think could go better with the new Cartier Amulette in Guilloche Gold than the Parisian morning light, which just happens to be one of my favourite moments during the day. I’m becoming slightly obsessed with this piece of jewellery and finding myself wanting one in every colour… That seems reasonable, no?

Photography: Hana Le Van – Still-life photos & Editing: Carin Olsson – Hair & Make-up: Trine Juel

On Instagram

On Instagram

I have absolutely no idea where the month of April went, or even March now that I think of it. I mean obviously April isn’t over yet but in my head I think we’re still in February for some reason… But nope, May is around the corner and before you know it summer will be here again. To use a very cheesy expression: time flies! Spring seems to have been a bit slow this season but at least I got to see a few signs of one of my favourite seasons before leaving for New York for a couple of days. May looks like a quite intense month so a few days of strolling, eating, more eating and strolling in The Big Apple together with my sister I hope will do me good. I can’t wait to show you photos from another favourite city of mine!

Chanel Moment

Chanel Showroom

So I guess you will always have those moment you’re not very likely to forget during your lifetime. I think I’ve had a couple of those already but another one that is definitely going into my mental memory bank is being invited to the Chanel showroom to have a little look at the collection up close and personal. For anyone who watched my Snapchat that day, you know I went a little bit crazy since it was such a beautiful set up but for those of you who didn’t, I hope you can get a little feeling of what it was like through these photos. So many details everywhere, so many accessories, little bracelets, coats, boots and sparkly things wherever you looked. Memory saved!

Mother of Pearl

Cartier Mother of Pearl Amulette

Cartier Mother of Pearl Amulette

Cartier Mother of Pearl Amulette

Cartier Mother of Pearl Amulette

Cartier Mother of Pearl Amulette

Cartier Mother of Pearl Amulette

Cartier Mother of Pearl Amulette

Cartier Mother of Pearl Amulette

Cartier Mother of Pearl Amulette

Cartier Mother of Pearl Amulette

Cartier Mother of Pearl Amulette

Cartier Mother of Pearl Amulette

Cartier Mother of Pearl Amulette

Necklace: Amulette de Cartier “Mother of Pearl”

After creatively working as a photographer together with a few different companies and brands during the last couple of years I’ve learnt that I always want to cherish and come back to the ones who treat me right, the ones I feel inspired by and the ones who’s products I truly, truly love and believe in. I can not believe that it’s already been a whole year since I first photographed for Cartier and my favourite necklace Amulette de Cartier“, but it has. I guess a cheesy quote like “times flies” would be quite suitable here. And if that was a real “pinch me moment” then, I can’t even begin to explain how honoured I felt when Cartier asked me to create new imagery, showing the way I see a few other versions of the Amulette this year.

The Amulette de Cartier in mother of pearl has always been a favourite of mine and I hope you like the photographs that we created of this beautiful jewellery piece. Anyone who knows me, knows that I have a soft spot for anything white, bright and dreamy so let’s just say that this was the inspiration for the imagery this time.

Photographs of me: Hana Le Van – Still-life photographs & Editing: Carin Olsson – Hair & Make-up: Trine Juel – Location: Thank you to Frank Adrian this apartment dream

Stockholm Visit

Stockholm over Easter

Stockholm over Easter

Stockholm over Easter

Stockholm over Easter

After not being back in Stockholm since October I decided to fly home over Easter to see my family and to surprise my mom. I’ve never flown home  without telling her before so the nerves while getting on the plane and while pulling up in a taxi outside my childhood home (well, at least where I spent my teenage years) were on top to say the least. I got to spend a few days together with the people who mean the most to me, forget about an overfull inbox and urgent deadlines for a little while and just relax, stroll, run errands that I’m not able to do here in Paris and enjoy my family’s company. The cherry on top was the fact that the weather was better than I ever could have asked for!

A few of my favourite places this time were: Kaffeverket (café), Café Pascal (café), Fabrique (café and the best cardamom buns), Greasy Spoon (brunch), Urban Deli (lunch, dinner & grocery shop), Cajsa Warg (grocery shop), NK (department store). If you want more tips and suggestions you’re more than welcome to check out my two previous posts about this city I call home as well: My Stockholm & Stockholm Favourites.

Little Snapshot

Paris

While working on a very exciting shoot for Lanvin the other day I snapped this little photo while waiting for hair & make-up to get done at our second location. We had such a fun day together and I can’t wait to show you the photos from the shoot!